We have no PLAN

I was reading the Asian Scientist this morning, and was thinking about the accelerating pace of technological change, and our pathetic human response to the expected human consequences of accelerating technological unemployment (various types of Basic Income and Retraining/Education). Oliver Tian points out the problem and clearly lays out the challenge in the Asian Scientist. […]

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Last stop: Utopia Or Apocalypse

Flying on Autopilot into the future… dealing with Destination Paradigm Shift.     We are on what may be our last flight into the future, beginning a transition to ubiquitous computing and Machine World. We have had fantasies for generations about superhuman beings, fantastic machines and systems with the power of thought and reason far beyond […]

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Elephant In The Room – MWT-3

  Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee laid out the basics of the “Race Against The Machines” in their book by the same title in 2011. They noted the accelerating advancement of technology, and outlined many of the factors at work today as we push ahead toward Machine World. On a daily basis now, articles, and […]

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Pin Boards, Scoops on the way to Machine World

I maintain three Pinterest boards on technology topics related to our advance into Machine World. My ‘Brave New World‘ board is all about the technology leading us to Machine World.     The ‘ResistanceIsFutile‘ board on Pinterest is focused on Technological Unemployment. The name of this board reflects my personal view of this topic. Now […]

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O brave new world – that has such machines in it!

“O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world That has such…” machines in it! ‘2013 Shakespeareanism’ As we proceed on down the road to our future, and consult the road map we see it only goes so far. A week, a month, a few years out and […]

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The Road Ahead is Full of Automated Vehicles

These pioneers are having way too much fun driving this remote controlled car on snow covered Russian roads, but I think I’ll wait for the version with fully automated controls. There is really no question that we will have automated personal vehicles. Will you be the first on your block to own an automated personal vehicle? […]

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FOXCONN – Rise of the Machines

An article in Industry Leaders magazine (“Droids to replace human workers?“) poses the ultimate question about the rise of the machines, and whether of not humans should fear robots taking our jobs. Andrew McAfee (Race Against The machine)  is quoted: “We thought human beings held the high ground in a lot of these areas. We […]

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